Welcome to PCWizKid’s Tech Talk. Today, I wanted to talk about the SilverStone cooler and fan combination here that we’re going to install. It’s part of my reviews on building a performance gaming PC.
Now, the cooler today is the NT06 Evolution cooler. It’s a nickname that nitrogen version here and it has this nice little hip pipes coming out of the copper base here that you can see alright, so it kind of looks like a starship but if you look at it closely it kind of resembles that. It’s a nice small little cooler okay.
It’s got this five hip pipes coming out of that base right and it goes right into the copper aluminum top part here at the base with all the fence. It only weighs 430 grams so it’s a nice lightweight cooler if you got a small case. You don’t have too much space to maneuver in there and maybe you’re making a media PC. You do have holes here to install a fan on top and that’s what we’re going to do today.
Silverstone has the access cool fans and today we have the 121 version, okay so this is cool 121 is what we’re looking at today but they also have other cool fans in other capabilities. This one is thermally controlled. It has nine blades on it for high air flow coming down in it. It’s very quite so we just plop that on top here and then we just put in the four screws and we get that little guy installed fairly quickly, and after we install and put all those screws the next thing to do is obviously to attach this to your motherboard, right? To attach back on top of the CPU.
Okay, so there is the fan heat sink cooler combo right there ready to go and you can install any fan. It doesn’t have to be this cool one but that’s one we’re working on today. As you can see with all those cables you’ve got the thermal sensor right there, so it uses that to detect the temperature and then of course the air flow is regulated and push down into the heat sink as the RPMs of the fan rises, right so the harder we get the faster it gets. Look a the size of it right if you compare with the stock cooler that I’ve got here from AND I’ve got to take that little guy out take out those two screws on each side and the bracket there and put in this kit that came with the NTO6 Evolution cooler.
Now, in that kit here I’ve got these retention brackets basically to put on top of the CPU, so you’ll see this that whenever you get a cooler they usually come with their own type of kit right? So if you have an Intel or if you have an AMD you’re going to get different types of components here to attach it on to the CPU and once you’ve attach that of course you can take off peel off here that protective cover for the copper base there, so we can put some thermal grease and get that touching.
Now, I already put the thermal grease so we’ll skip that part there and then to show you here how easy to install it, so you just pop it there and lining it with the four screws that I had put in already to the motherboard and then attach the thumb screw in through the top here, so you just put in the four thumb screws that it came with in the kit and there you go all set.
Now, once that’s done now we can take the motherboard of course and put it inside of the case but you want to look for a cooler that has obviously some room right? We don’t want for example the heat pipes here attaching with other heat sinks and other components, so this one here has a room around it so there’s airflow happening. There’s room underneath the fan even though it kind of hangs over the memory slots. There is still lot of room for me to maneuver and insert memory, so I want to show you here how easy it was. I’ll just take my Kingston DDR2 RAM that I have and show you how easy this to install it.
Once you align it properly in there you will just clip it in place, snap and there you go all is done and I’ll just install the two more in there for 4gigs so you can just quickly see how easy it is to just press down and snap, so it’s not a big deal. That the cooler is actually small enough that you can use it in the mini tower like in a media PC right? If you’re trying to save space obviously then this is the cooler that you want. You don’t want these huge monsters. There are larger coolers of course that will provide more cooling obviously but this can be surprising having for stock values it’s pretty good.
So, when it comes to benchmarks obviously 44 degree Celsius and idle on my 2.6 gigahertz Panamic 4 that I had and of course at a 100% load here when I was running all four processors at a 100% it went and shut up only above the 60 degrees Celsius mark so it’s that quite high though obviously the rpm of the fan goes up right? All the way up to 950 RPMs so that’s good enough but you can see all the brackets that the screws everything that came with it, the manual so that you can install everything, so it does a good job.
For the stock values as long as you are not over clocking and doing anything fancy or looking for a huge savings in temperature this does a good job for that okay, so there you go. I’d like to thank SilverStone for providing this and I hope you enjoy this video and thank you for watching.